Today (June 9th 2014) – My Bootcamp group training sessions have been going for 5 years!
I first started training people One-on-One at the village gym in hessle back in 2006 – and for my own business in 2007. I was seeing great results with my clients from basically ignoring what the majority of personal trainers were doing – basically plonking someone on a bit of cardio equipment for 10 minutes, then another cardio exercise for another 10 minutes………….I just couldn’t see what people were paying for!!!!
What I found particularly interesting – was that people were not losing as much as they’d hoped………but their body shape was changing a lot. These are not people I have worked with…..but I know the feeling when clients KNOW when they have lost fat yet the scales display a small decrease etc. Check out these 2 examples:
I find it particularly interesting – because when we grow older, you actually worry if you lose weight quickly………..yet people are obsessed with weight readings.
Check this out to learn more why I don’t like BMI or use weight too much —> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106268439
My Experiment on Myself
I was always reading about getting better at training people……and I still am! ( Things are always changing – there is no best program, or best exercise…..remember that!)
I came across a few trainers overseas that were using sleds, and carrying things……….like rocks, dumbells, and beer kegs…..so I had a mates dad make a sled, and another mate gave me an old beer keg with ‘gone-off’ guinesss inside!!
I did a few weeks using these tools – and found my strength and fitness increasing – and it was quite fun!
The first class
The first class we did was on pickering park………….6 men, and we simply did some big movements that I practically always recommend:
- press ups
- chin ups
…..along with some sled dragging and keg carrying……….made for an awesome workout! Everyone said they couldn’t believe how demanding it was – even though we weren’t strictly doing “cardio.”
Think we had the time of day wrong though- as it was 12 lunchtime and was pretty hot!
How it Evolved
I started using the same methods with women, and ended up programming the classes so we could have mixed classes, – 8am and 9am – and they became a bit more popular.
Results were coming for many members – including Vicky – who lost about 5 dress sizes, and her strength really shot up too.
We moved to Hessle Rugby Club, after helping the Chairman lose around 4 stone with a good food plan that focussed on cutting out addictive foods, and plenty of flexibility too.
This also allowed there to be some indoor bootcamps – where we could focus on strength a little more, and also avoid some of the bad weather.
Bootcampers Becky and Tony made great changes………check out Beckys story by CLICKING HERE!
Becky is training a lot more for endurance at the moment – and achieves loads as she has a busy family and work life too!
Tony went and lost a load of weight (nearly 10 stone!)
The toughest time
The past year has been tough – all of the Hessle rugby club was flooded with the tidal surge on December 2013.
This put some Bootcamp plans on hold for a bit – but we changed times and location and still made sure that people got their metabolism boosting training sessions
Clients are consistently training hard – and seeing some great results.
We have people of all ages and abilities improving themselves.
I am always trying to help people with my training – and my free tips from my
- Fat loss manual and newsletter (CLICK TO GET ACCESS) and the
- Facebook Your Next Level Fitness Page (Again click to see the free tips and motivation)………
- …………Here’s to another 5 years of being the one of the best and unique Bootcamps in Hull!